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Last week of Christmas Tree Collection, Jan14-18, 2019

Published: 01/11/2019 11:34 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Last Week Of Christmas Tree Collection, Jan 14-18, 2019 January 14-18 is the final week of curbside Christmas tree collection.  Collection is the same day as trash/recycling pickup.  All ornamentation, including tinsel, must be removed.  No artificial trees are accepted.  Residential permit-holde...

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Curbside Christmas Tree Collection, Jan 7 - 18

Published: 01/07/2019 8:54 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Christmas trees will be collected curbside this week and next week.  Collection is the same day as trash/recycling pickup.  All ornamentation, including tinsel, must be removed.  No artificial trees are accepted.  Residential permit-holders may dispose of natural Christmas trees at the Drop Off Faci...

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Manchester opioid overdoses and overdose deaths decreasing

Published: 01/03/2019 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Most of New Hampshire saw opioid overdoses continue to rise

January 3, 2019 -- This morning, Mayor Joyce Craig praised American Medical Response (AMR)’s recent report that opioid overdoses and opioid overdose deaths are decreasing in the City of Manchester.

“This is the first time Manchester has seen a decrease in opioid overdoses since this epidemic began,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “In the last year, we have worked to develop a new system of care for those seeking help from substance use disorder. I believe strong partnerships and the success of our Safe Station program can directly be attributed to Manchester’s decreasing opioid overdose rate. Unlike Manchester, opioid overdoses across New Hampshire are continuing to rise. There’s still much more we need to do, but this is a positive step in working to eliminate opioid overdoses in our city.”

Since its inception, the Safe Station program in Manchester has seen 4,837 people come into local fire stations. However, by developing a new system of care in 2018, the average time it takes to get an individual into treatment through Manchester Safe Station decreased from two to three weeks to two to three days. It takes an average of nine minutes to get an individual through Manchester’s Safe Station access point.

As a result of Manchester’s Treatment and Recovery Network developed in 2018, individuals seeking help through Safe Station are screened for multiple needs, including homelessness, mental health issues and substance use disorder. Once needs are assessed, individuals are connected to various organizations to get them the help they need.

“There are many people who make our system of care work,” added Mayor Craig. “The Manchester Fire Department, the Manchester Police Department, the Manchester Health Department, AMR, Granite Pathways, the Farnum Center, Elliot Hospital, Catholic Medical Center, the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Makin’ It Happen, Families in Transition - New Horizons, Granite United Way, the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and others have continued to work with the city to develop a system that is saving lives.”

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Manchester Parks and Recreation January Newsletter

Published: 01/02/2019 - Parks & Recreation Announcements

Greetings to all! As we end one year and another one starts, we reflect on 2018 in Manchester Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries, and where we want to go in 2019.
We hope you enjoyed the holidays!

January Newsletter 

Manchester City Hall will be closed on New Year's Day, Tuesday January 1, 2019.

Published: 12/31/2018 10:39 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Manchester City Hall will be closed on New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019. City Hall will reopen on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at its regularly scheduled time.

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No trash or recycling on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of the New Year's holiday.

Published: 12/31/2018 8:00 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in observance of the New Year's Holiday.  Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pickup on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal collectio...

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Odd/Even Parking Ban is Waived for the New Year's Holiday

Published: 12/28/2018 1:27 PM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please be advised that the Public Work Director is waiving the City’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban (Odd/Even Parking) from Saturday, December 29, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. Please note, this waiver will be withdrawn in the event that there is a Snow Emergency declared. At that time all v...

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UPDATE: New Payment Options For Manchester Water Works

Published: 12/28/2018 - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works would like to announce a new payment portal and phone system, Paymentus and Selectron, offering new functions for payment of water and sewer bills – electronic billing, direct payment, and pay by phone. Some clarification on these items:

Electronic billing - If you select this option, you will no longer receive a bill in the mail. You will receive your bill via email and there is no charge for this service. The intention is to get your bill to you faster and be more environmentally friendly by offering a paperless option.

Direct payment – If you select this option through Paymentus, your bill will automatically be withdrawn from your account on the due date each quarter. You will be charged a $2.95 processing fee each time by our service provider. However, you can still sign up for direct payment through MWW (see http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Water-Works/Customer-Account-Information for the enrollment form) for free.

Pay by phone – Previously, to pay over the phone you spoke with one of our customer service representatives. Our new phone system now has an automated attendant that can process your payment. Call 603-624-6494 and select option #2. A $2.95 processing fee is charged by our service provider.

No trash or recycling on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Published: 12/24/2018 10:56 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

There will be no refuse or recycling collection on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 in observance of the Christmas Holiday.  Residents whose collection day falls on the holiday should place their items for pickup on the following day; all other residents should put their items out on their normal collecti...

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Manchester City Hall will be closing at 1PM today, December 24th, 2018.

Published: 12/24/2018 9:05 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Manchester City Hall will be closing at 1PM today, December 24th, 2018. City Hall will reopen at 8:00AM on Wednesday, December 26th.

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Odd/Even Parking Ban is Waived for the Christmas Holiday

Published: 12/21/2018 10:46 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

Please be advised that the Public Work Director is waiving the City’s Overnight Winter Parking Ban (Odd/Even Parking) from Saturday, December 22, 2018 through Tuesday, December 25, 2018. Please note, this waiver will be withdrawn in the in event that there is a Snow Emergency declared. At that ti...

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On Monday December 24, 2018 Manchester City Hall will be closing at 1 p.m.

Published: 12/20/2018 8:51 AM - General Announcements

Manchester, NH: City - Advisory

On Monday December 24, 2018 Manchester City Hall will be closing at 1 p.m. and reopening at 8:00 a.m. on December 26, 2018.

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Notice To Libertarian Voters

Published: 12/19/2018 - City Clerk Announcements

  New Hampshire law, RSA 652:11, requires that a political party’s candidate for governor receive at least 4 percent of the total number of votes cast for the office of governor in order for that party to retain recognition as a party. The Libertarian candidate for Governor received less than 4 percent of the votes for governor in the 2018 General Election.  As of January 2, 2019, the Libertarian party will no longer be recognized as a political party.

Notices have been sent to all registered Libertarian voters in Manchester explaining that they have the option to come to the City Clerk's Office to change their registered affiliation to another party or take no action and they will be automatically changed to "undeclared" status. 

The effect of this law has no bearing on the upcoming non-partisan municipal elections here in Manchester during 2019.  Should these voters formerly registered as Libertarians want to register as either a Republican or Democrat however, they must do so prior to the Presidential Primary Election in 2020. 

Any "undeclared" voter may declare their party preference at the next Presidential Primary Election and then revert back to "undeclared" status while at the polls or remain in their chosen party.

Free Travel for Holiday Shopping

Published: 12/19/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor Joyce Craig and the Manchester Transit Authority (MTA) are pleased to announce from December 18 to December 24, all stops along Route 8 will be offered free of charge.

"The Mall of New Hampshire, the businesses along South Willow Street and downtown Manchester are all wonderful places to do some holiday shopping," said Mayor Joyce Craig. "By eliminating the bus fares on Route 8 until December 24th, we're hoping to give people a stress-free holiday experience in great shopping areas across our city."

MTA Route 8 makes six regular loop stops -- the Downtown Manchester Doubletree Hotel, Michaels/Burlington Coat Factory Plaza on South Willow Street, Walmart on Gold Street, the Mall of New Hampshire, South Willow Street and Weston Road, and Downtown Manchester.

Mayor Craig Announces Next Round of Community Office Hours

Published: 12/19/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

Mayor to continue holding public meetings to keep lines of communication open

Today, Mayor Joyce Craig announced she will host a series of community office hours throughout the city beginning on Wednesday, January 3, 2019.

Community office hour dates will continue to be scheduled throughout the year. While dates and times may be subject to change, the current schedule is as follows:

With City Clerk Matt Normand
Wednesday, January 9 | 5:30pm
Manchester Police Athletic League, 409 Beech St. 

With Assessor Bob Gagne
Tuesday, January 15 | 11:00am
William B. Cashin Senior Center, 151 Douglas St.

With City Solicitor Emily Rice
Wednesday, January 23 | 12:00pm
Bridge Cafe, 1117 Elm Street

With Economic Development Director Melanie Sanuth
Wednesday, February 6 | 12:00pm
Noodz Noodle Bar, 968 Elm St.

With Planning & Community Development Director Leon LaFreniere
Wednesday, February 20 | 12:00pm
Restoration Cafe, 235 Hanover St.

With Welfare Director Charleen Michaud
Monday, March 4 | 5:30pm
Manchester Community Resource Center, 434 Lake Ave.

Journey Around The Globe II. Starting January 24th on Thursdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/18/2018 - Senior Services

Advanced from Journey Around the World I, this 12 week program will travel around the world with a more in depth understanding of the culture of the country, the way of life and religion. Included will be foods and recipes, simple crafts/art, and speakers of the culture. All of which will provide you the experience of actually being there. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Health and Wellness II. Starting January 23rd on Wednesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/18/2018 - Senior Services

Advanced from Health and Wellness I, this 12 week program will have more content and different topics that will focus on Holistic approaches to Health and Wellness for the body and mind, including nutritional foods and recipes, exercises to improve balance, and the mind. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Hooked on Books. Starting January 22nd on Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

Published: 12/18/2018 - Senior Services

Group will choose one book to read and discuss over the 12 week program, including interactive games related to chapters. Members will keep a journal related to readings, keeping notes and thoughts for discussion. Movie based on the book will be shown to wrap up the 12 week program. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 603-624-6533. Sponsored by The Occupational Therapy Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University.

Water Works - New Credit Card Software Provider and Paperless Billing

Published: 12/05/2018 - Water Works News

Manchester Water Works is excited to announce that we now accept credit cards in our office and online through a new service provider!

Our new online payment service provider comes with the following features for our customers:
- Paperless billing
- Service fee of $2.95 (reduced from the previous $4.95)
- One-time payment option
- Bill images available online
- Payment history and bill history available online

This will require any users registered through our previous service provider to create a new username and password. However we promise it will be worth it as the new system is much more user-friendly and has great options for our customers!

Click the link below to register your account today: http://www.manchesternh.gov/Departments/Water-Works/Customer-Account-Information

Manchester City Library News - Winter 2018-19

Published: 11/30/2018 1:00 PM - MCL Notes

Thank you for subscribing to MCL Notes!  Inside you will find information about the programs and events we have planned at the Manchester libraries over the winter months, as well as the latest updates on our children's room renovation project, and more.  Read all about it here!

Happy holidays from the Manchester City Library!

Avoid Romaine Lettuce Harvested from Central Coast Growing Regions of California

Published: 11/27/2018 - Health Indicators

Romaine lettuce harvested from the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California linked to illness risk.  Avoid Romaine lettuce harvested from these areas.

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CDC warns against eating any type of romaine lettuce due to health risk

Published: 11/20/2018 - Health Indicators

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) Found in Manchester Mosquito Batch

Published: 10/02/2018 - Health Indicators

The Manchester Health Department announced today that a batch of mosquitoes collected in Manchester on September 25 has tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). This is the first EEE positive mosquito batch identified in Manchester this year and the first since 2013.

According to Anna Thomas, MPH, Manchester’s Public Health Director, “We want to remind the public that the mosquito season is not yet over. Adult mosquitoes can be active through the first ‘hard frost’, so everyone must continue to remain vigilant in eliminating mosquito breeding areas and taking personal precautions including the use of an effective insect repellent, to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes.” The Manchester Health Department continues its mosquito surveillance program and will keep the public informed about additional results.

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Manchester Libraries Eliminate Overdue Fines on Materials for Young Learners

Published: 10/01/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

This morning, Manchester Library Staff and Trustees and Mayor Joyce Craig announced all Manchester public libraries will eliminate overdue fines on children’s and young adult collections, starting today.

“With this move, we can truly say any child in our community can afford to check out a book at our libraries,” said Mayor Joyce Craig. “The libraries in Manchester are much more than a collection of books — they’re pivotal centers of our community. No child should be unable to engage in learning because of their family’s income level.”

The decision to eliminate overdue fines is part of a growing national trend in library policies to promote reading. Manchester library staff also noticed there was an issue once they held discussions with families who said they hadn’t been to a library in years due to their inability to pay late fees.

“We’ve recently begun working closer with the Manchester School District, and we realized we needed books to be as accessible as they can to our children and students,” said Denise van Zanten, Library Director. “Eliminating fines on materials for our young learners will continue to promote early literacy and drive our efforts forward.”

“By eliminating fines on children’s and young adult materials, we are taking down a barrier and opening a door to a critical resource for children and teens where they can continue to learn and grow,” added Karyn Isleb, Head of Youth Services and Alex Graves, Teen Librarian, Manchester City Library.

Library users will still be asked to pay for lost or damaged children and young adult items.

For more information about the Manchester City Library and our programs and activities please contact the Library at (603) 624-6550 or visit our website. 

City, State Collaboration Bringing New Tech Jobs to Manchester

Published: 09/26/2018 - Mayor's Press Room Announcements

BAE Systems Expanding NH Footprint with Big Plans in Manchester

The New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs, the City of Manchester, and the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority are pleased to announce expansion plans by one of New Hampshire’s largest employers and leader in its aerospace and defense industry.

BAE Systems is finalizing plans to occupy 3000 Goffs Falls Rd. to expand its operations. The 220,000-sf site, located off Brown Avenue, with close access to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport and Interstates 93 and 293, will enable the company to attract the talent it needs to initially fill 400 high-paying positions.  The Manchester Mayor and Board of Aldermen will consider details on the proposed expansion.

“This is a great example of how working quickly and creatively with the business community can yield impressive results,” said Gov. Chris Sununu.  “No income or sales tax, great schools, incredible natural beauty, ease of access to urban centers  and a vibrant and dynamic workforce all contribute to there really being no better place to live, work and raise a family.  We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to meet the needs BAE Systems expansion efforts and bring more job opportunities to Granite Staters.”

Taylor Caswell, commissioner of the Department of Business and Economic Affairs, said a collaborative effort with BAE Systems, the City of Manchester and the Business Finance Authority supported the needs of the company in making the decision to expand. 

“There is no way we would have reached this point without deep collaboration among teams from our department, the City of Manchester, and the NH Business Finance Authority,” said Caswell. “Our ability to work as a team to help employers meet expansion or relocation goals is critical to what we offer as a state.”

The City of Manchester will continue its support of BAE Systems’ expansion, said Mayor Joyce Craig.

“I’m thrilled BAE Systems has chosen to expand here in Manchester,” she said. “Manchester is the economic hub for the state. This is the first time the City of Manchester, the Department of Business and Economic Affairs and the Business Finance Authority have worked together to bring new, good paying jobs into the Queen City. We now have a successful model, and I look forward to continue promoting Manchester’s pro-business environment.” 

The New Hampshire Business Finance Authority understands the significance of BAE Systems to the state’s growing aerospace and defense industry, said Executive Director James Key Wallace.

“This partnership with BAE provides an exciting opportunity for Manchester and all of the communities supported by BAE’s significant presence in the state. Our innovative and collaborative approach to structuring this expansion shows that New Hampshire is able to attract world class companies who create high quality jobs,” he said.

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